Spoiled Ocala teen changed by MTV exi...

Spoiled Ocala teen changed by MTV exile to rural Africa

There are 14 comments on the www.gainesville.com story from Aug 24, 2008, titled Spoiled Ocala teen changed by MTV exile to rural Africa. In it, www.gainesville.com reports that:

Reality TV fans may remember Amanda Tillander as the 15-year-old Ocalan whose splashy 16th birthday party with R&B star Ciara and bratty ways were chronicled on MTV’s show “My Super Sweet 16.”

Her over-the-top behavior made her one of the memorable teens on the series, and for that reason MTV chose her for a new show meant to give the teen a big reality check. In “My Super Sweet 16 Presents: Exiled!” Tillander and seven other spoiled and pampered teens from the “Sweet 16” show are whisked away from their luxurious homes and dropped off in remote locations in foreign lands.

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annie

Coppell, TX

#1 Aug 24, 2008
They should do it with all the spoiled kids I have seen on sweet16.
Lester Francis

Goldsboro, NC

#2 Aug 25, 2008
How about making the kid get a job, do some work around the house, take away her credit cards, etc. Sending her on an adventure that costs thousands of dollars is not teaching her the value of money, how to take care of her self, or to learn to be responsible! ABSOLUTE INSANITY!!!
ads

Philadelphia, PA

#3 Aug 25, 2008
thank God I have a boy

Raleigh, NC

#4 Aug 25, 2008
What an expensive way to teach a lesson! I'm sure there are areas in Florida where she could've gone and helped Americans. I think to give them all a clue would've been to take their allowances and credit cards and drop them in New Orleans and other areas ravaged by Katrina. Anywhoo.. the best we can hope for is that they learned that the world does not revolve around them and that happiness and success is relative. I love both shows. My Super Sweet Sixteen teaches me what NOT to do as a parent. Exiled reminds me that there's hope for humanity.

Since: Aug 08

Raleigh, NC

#5 Aug 27, 2008
thank God I have a boy wrote:
What an expensive way to teach a lesson! I'm sure there are areas in Florida where she could've gone and helped Americans. I think to give them all a clue would've been to take their allowances and credit cards and drop them in New Orleans and other areas ravaged by Katrina. Anywhoo.. the best we can hope for is that they learned that the world does not revolve around them and that happiness and success is relative. I love both shows. My Super Sweet Sixteen teaches me what NOT to do as a parent. Exiled reminds me that there's hope for humanity.
I agree on this one.
Forge

Laredo, TX

#6 Sep 8, 2008
That's nothing! It's just a show. Money making MTV. I've been there. Growing up with nothing. Had to washed my own clothes and carried water bared foot from the river for shower and I was only 4-5 years old. Those spoiled brats should be exiled to those places over a year or two, or even longer.
loracristina

Florence, AZ

#7 Sep 18, 2008
i think ios the best for you guays because you are going to learn more...am a foster kid and i wish y have a family ...like yours i dont care if is not ritch...love lora ...take care...♥
Chris

Naperville, IL

#8 Sep 21, 2008
I think that all sweet 16ers don't understand how to earn money, they just keep spending it on clothes.
nadine

Kingston, Jamaica

#9 Sep 23, 2008
the parents spoil their kids too much. they should know what it feels like to earn their own money
nadine

Kingston, Jamaica

#10 Sep 23, 2008
the kids should know the value of money and stop wsting it on luxury

dca

“i love being a mom!!!!”

Since: Sep 08

ocala

#11 Sep 24, 2008
i agree with "thank god i have a boy" yes it's a good thing to help anyone in need. but they really should have the girl what less fortunate go thru in her own back yard. my parents where working class when i was growing up, know i am working class, paycheck to paycheck, tryin to raise a kid myself.
the things kids get mad about these days it just plain right crazy. they should thank god for everything they have and have respect for everything they have. i am trying very hard to teach my child that it is okay if you cant have everything want, that it is better to be thankful for what you have. THE PARENTS OF THE OVERLY SPOILED KIDS SHOULD ONLY BLAME THEMSHELVES.
Philly native

Philadelphia, PA

#12 Sep 24, 2008
ads wrote:
http://www.hypergrav.com
You know, that site isn't half bad but please stop spamming it...

Anyways, I have seen a lot of silly tv shows in my time but this must top them all. W/e
Philly native

Philadelphia, PA

#13 Sep 24, 2008
Oh yeah I almost forgot...I am glad she learnt somethin from her experience at least.
stirfry

United States

#14 Nov 8, 2008
There was a semi-similar version, more of a cross between "the real world" and "exiled" on SiTV called "Urban Jungle" which took several young adults and put them in a house in a primarily minority centered area.

Most children are spoiled, even when they have hardships. Most parents want to give their children a better life than they had ... sometimes that comes at a cost.

For some parents that had it "easy", some can be too rough. There's no magic formula that works on every child you have. Most of these girls came from families with other siblings, and though they're siblings live a life at a level that most of "america" cannot understand, they were not made out to be the divas these young women were.

I don't think most of the commentors can understand what it's like to be able to spend $200,000 on a party without it dent or even a chip in their pocketbooks.

I don't think they're capable of even able to conceive that notion. So it's easy to speak on a high pedestal about morality and social responsibility.

And quite a bit of a question to ask, so how much do you donate to charity? How much time to do you volunteer in your communities?

We can put it on a sliding scale based on your economic circumstances and how much time you have to dedicate.

It's likely presumptious of me to assume that chances are you live in a bubble, isolated to serving your own needs and that of your family, that it's easy to critize strangers ... strangers you watch on your tv, probably mindlessly and saving yourself from feeling any guilt about what you have or haven't done because by the gehenna at least you're not that little girl.

When you live a life of privilege without the necessity of social responsibility, the option to hide and isolate yourself within one community, you owe the world nothing.

And even as poor as you may be, you're living a life of privilege, because somebody out there is wishing they had as much as you do.

It isn't just spoiled americans, but a world trying to convince itself I only have time to care about me.

These young women are a reflection of their immediate community ... but if they didn't play the part then they would be torn apart socially.

If you're surrounded by sharks, you can't be a guppy.

It's not a justification for their attitudes, but it's just a truth that it's a life you likely will never be able to understand.

And I surmise that like you, these young women have passed the time to learn the lessons of a nurture and empathy.

And have surrendered to the belief that who they are and what they feel is just the nature of evolution.

In their own backyard could easily be said, to their own race, to their own financial state.

And if they learned anything, then it's people love to see redemption, even if its fake. That negative behavior garners even more attention and sometimes your own show. Fifteen minutes of fame and even bored housewifes know your name, for better or worse.

And if it wasn't for worse, you wouldn't be known.

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